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Strategic touring funding of £670,000 awarded to four North organisations

Four organisations across the North have been awarded £630,320 in the latest round of ACE Strategic Touring programme.

Wild Rumpus has been awarded £179,500 and its project will increase the amount of high quality work touring to greenfield festivals across the North of England – developing international links and focusing on accessibility and engaging new audiences as part of a partnership with Attitude is Everything.

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Chernobyl exhibition extended

The Chernobyl exhibition of fine art photography of post-nuclear buildings by Bryn Griffiths running at Oxheys Mill Studios in Preston has been extended for two weeks until December 12th, open 12-3pm Fridays and Saturdays. This is a final opportunity to see this award-winning work before it heads off to be exhibited in New York and … Read more

Arts Council England launches Cultural Education Challenge

The Arts Council has urged all those working in the arts and education industries to work together in offering a cultural education for all children and young people.

The Cultural Education Challenge was recently launched at the Barbican in London. It challenges sector leaders across the arts, education, local authorities, schools, higher education institutions and others to create new ways of working. It encourages them to share resources to create joined-up arts and cultural provisions locally, at a time when public funding remains under pressure.

Watch the Cultural Education Challenge video

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£2,773,941 awarded to local arts and cultural projects in the North

The Creative People and Places programme is designed to ensure more people create and experience great arts and culture in the places where they live. Following an initial investment of £37 million across 2013-16, the Arts Council is investing a further £10 million in projects in 2016-19, in two funding rounds and have invested over £5 million in six existing Creative People and Places projects, to help them build on their achievements and to continue to develop and deliver new arts and cultural activity in their communities.

Three of the projects are in the North:

 

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Printmakers create world’s longest linocut to celebrate Rugby World Cup

The world’s longest linocut, Scrum Down Print Forward, has just been made as part of the Rugby World Cup celebrations. Printmakers from across the UK worked together to set a new World Record for the longest linocut print ever created at 33 metres long. The finished print was presented to Twickenham’s World Rugby Museum on Thursday 29 October at 3.30pm, ahead of the tournament’s final on Saturday 31 October.

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Local arts projects receive over £5 million

The Creative People and Places programme continues to invest in local arts provision across England. The Creative People and Places programme is designed to ensure more people create and experience great arts and culture in the places where they live. Following an initial investment of £37 million across 2013-16, the Arts Council are investing a further £10 million in projects in 2016-19, in two funding rounds.

The outcome of the first funding round: investing over £5 million in six existing Creative people and places projects, to help them build on their achievements and to continue to develop and deliver new arts and cultural activity in their communities.

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Family Arts Festival returns for its biggest year yet

Supported by the Arts Council, the nationwide Family Arts Festival is back for its third year. Between 9 October and 1 November more than 1000 organisations will host 5000 creative events for the whole family. From exploring backstage at a theatre to listening to a concert dressed as your favourite superhero. Building on the success of previous events, the Family Arts Festival will be inspiring families to take part in artistic and cultural activities together.

Speaking about the festival, Darren Henley OBE, Chief Executive, Arts Council England said: “The arts have the power to change the lives of everyone in England. And there’s nothing that proves this more than the Get Creative Family Arts Festival.

“It’s particularly special because it unites every generation in shared experiences, so that everyone from toddlers to grandparents can enjoy the very best artistic creativity in cities, towns and villages across the country”

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